January 18, 2022

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8 best Christmas jumpers for kids in 2021: fun and festive knits little ones will LOVE

CHRISTMAS is a magical time for kids, with all the gingerbread, toys, twinkling lights and holiday fun; not forgetting Santa Claus.

The festive season also means Christmas Jumper Day comes around at School – this year it falls on Friday 10th December 2021 – in aid of Save the Children, so your little one needs a cosy Christmassy gem to sport.

For kids, the sparklier, the twinklier, the more attention-grabbing, the better the Christmas jumper.

There are even options adorned in TV or film characters, from Pikachu to Darth Vader, which are sure to excite youngsters! In our experience, when a child finds the perfect Christmas jumper, they practically want to live in it.

One thing we’ve learned – the hard way – is that you can’t wait until December (or even November) to order your child’s Christmas jumper – the size you need is sure to be out of stock by then, as everyone begins to panic-buy.

You’re not limited to Christmas jumpers with kids either because there are so many festive-themed dresses, PJs, tops, tights and accessories available too.

The best part? You can find the dream Christmas jumper for under £15 and £10!

Here’s our selection of the best Christmas jumpers for kids on the market this season.

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1. Best funny Christmas jumper for kids: Dabbing Xmas Knitted Jumper


  1. (AD) New Camp Ltd Children Xmas Knitted Novelty Jumper, from £4.95 from Amazon – buy here

To make everyone laugh at school, head to Amazon to bag this ‘Dabbing Around The Christmas Tree’ gem.

Not sure what it means? Don’t worry, your son or daughter can teach you how to dab.

If the great reviews are anything to go by, this one washes well, is great quality and from under £4.95, it’s a bargain too!

2. Best novelty Christmas jumper for kids: Noroze Elf Jumper


  1. (AD) NOROZE Christmas 3D Jumper For Kids, from £9.99 on Amazon – buy here

Belief in your elf! This NOROZE Christmas jumper doubles as a fancy dress treat with a fun design made to look like an elf outfit.

It’s got striped candy cane arms, amusing little elf feet and a classic Christmassy colourway.

Reviews say the vibrant colours are a hit with the kids, so what are you waiting for?

3. Best sequin Christmas jumper for kids: John Lewis & Partners Girls’ Sequin Star Jumper


  • John Lewis & Partners Girls’ Sequin Stars Jumper in Grey, £20-£24 from John Lewis – buy here

What is Christmas (and indeed childhood) without copious amounts of sparkle?

Little ones will need no persuading to wear this sequin stars-adorned jumper.

It features stars running across the chest and arm and ribbed trims for a cosy fit. If only they made this for adults, we’d take two!

4. Best reindeer Christmas jumper for kids: Next’s Christmas Sweatshirt


  • Christmas Sweater, £10-£12 from Next – buy here

Sparkles and Rudolphe, what more could you want in a kids Christmas jumper?

At under £20, Next’s adorable knitted crewneck is made from 280gsm of pure cotton and the sequins change the colour of the reindeer too, making it a win with the kids and a fab party option for those family Christmas parties.

The sizes range from years 9 months to 7 years old, so all of your younger kids can match and make the perfect Christmas card picture!

5. Best pink Christmas jumper for kids: Little Hand Baby  Christmas Sweatshirt


  • Little Hand Baby Christmas Sweatshirt, £10.99 from Amazon – buy here

All girls love pink and Christmas, so this jumper will go down a treat.

Little Hand Baby’s pink jumper features a “super cute cartoon design” with Santa, a reindeer and a penguin. What’s not to love?

The sweatshirt is made from high quality cotton and it’s ideal for the kids to dress up for Christmas roasts and parties, we know it’ll be one they won’t want to take off all winter.

6. Best Fair Isle Christmas jumper for kids: JoJo Maman Bébé Christmas Fair Isle Jumper


  • Christmas Fair Isle Jumper, £25 from JoJo Maman Bébé – buy here

Just like Christmas jumpers for adults can be more stylish than statement-making, there are some smarter festive designs for children too like this JoJo Maman Bébé jumper.

Knitted with a Fair Isle that features a traditional pattern made for the festive season, it is also made from a cashmere blend making it exceptionally soft. This red jumper will make a beautiful gift too.

7. Best Red jumper for kids: MC2 Saint Barth Xmas Snoopy Sweater


  • Xmas Snoopy Sweater, £119 from MC2 Saint Barth – buy here 

Snoopy spreads joy just as much as Christmas, so combining the two is a match made in Christmas jumper heaven!

Let your youngster wear their favourites cartoon this festive season on a comfy wool and cashmere blend jumper.

From the front jacquard graphic crewneck to the bright red shade, it’ll spread merry cheer at school when it comes to Christmas jumper day.

8. Best Christmas jumper for the gamer kids: Playstation Knitted Christmas Jumper


Playstation Knitted Christmas Jumper in Black, from £12 from Asda- buy here

The PlayStation Christmas jumper is a smart yet fun choice that’ll look so great in all the family photos come Christmas Day and will make the kids love you *forever* and we’re not exaggerating.

Who said children’s festive sweaters have to be all cheesy? This one proves that statement wrong in style.

When is Christmas Jumper Day this year?

This year Christmas Jumper Day falls on December 10.
It’s a day when millions of people in the UK will wear their favourite Christmas jumper to raise money for Save the Children.

Remember to share your look on social media with the hashtag #christmasjumperday.

We’ve designed Sun Selects to help you to find the best products that won’t break the bank.

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